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How Mobile First Indexing Affects Your Website

If you received an email from the Google Search Console Team labeled “Mobile First Indexing Enabled”, you are not alone. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything, because your website is mobile responsive and someone may be viewing your site right now on their mobile phone. However, if you want to know more about what …

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TEAL – Rocking a Self-Managed Business

You can’t just snap your fingers and have your entire organization switch from a hierarchical organization to a TEAL self-managed team – although I thought it would be easier than it has been. I thought “wow, no bosses and everyone does what they do best – what an awesome way to run a business.” Uptown Studios …

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Our Bold Business Model has Power and Magic

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Seasonal Inspiration for the Year

This year has been a transformative one for Uptown Studios. We have added new services, new employees and have embraced a new business model, based on a self-motivated, self-managed team. There are no “bosses”, no time clocks, and that has equated into loads of creativity, support and ideas. Our new team members embrace this new …

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Human Centered Design for Social Change

Our tagline, “Designs for Social Change,” defines how we work as a studio. Not only do we make a point of working with non-profit organizations, donating our time, and resources, but we also make every single project we work on a “social change” project. To create social change in everything we do, we use our …

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Donate Socks for Toes in Need

I really don’t like being cold; especially my feet, which is why we are asking people to donate socks for others who need your help now more than ever! Cold feet are the worst. But I’m really fortunate in that worrying about being cold is not something I have to do. I am guessing that …

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Use Video for Business Success

We have grown with the trends at Uptown Studios and added video production in 2007 as one of our in-house services to our clients. At that point our video production team was creating educational long-form videos, ad spots for local broadcast television or compelling videos for social media promotion. What we know: We know that …

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Yes, Whatever You Want Princess Google!

In 2008, Uptown Studios started paying a LOT of attention to what Google was telling us to do. We worked on our organic content, we developed strong keywords to make sure we are talking about what our visitors are searching for and we upgraded all the websites we manage to include SSL …

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Faceoff: WordPress vs. SquareSpace

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Resources That Help Nonprofits Win

The secret’s out! Google gives nonprofits $10,000 a month in free Ads! Just apply, set up a Google Ads account and have your ads in the top spot on Google search results. By driving increased traffic to your nonprofit’s website, the ads help spread awareness of your cause, bring attention to important issues and possibly …

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6 Tips to Build Your Blog Strategy

One of our awesome healthcare clients asked us to help them get into the world of blogging. We knew we wanted to create something that would be interesting, valuable and get some attention. After looking for a great topic that would get clicks and visits to their website, we settled on “How to Get more Fruits …

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10 Steps to Create an Easy, Fun & Popular Website

Websites need to be well-designed and fun to interact with. Professional design will pay for itself by creating effective use of form and function. If you are doing it yourself, choose images and type that evoke emotion and reflect your organization’s brand and style. White space is important. It gives the viewer direction and plenty …

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Use a Landing Page to Catch Your White Whale

Marketing on Google Ads, Facebook, Twitter and constantly tweaking your website’s search engine optimization (SEO) is just the bait on the end of your fishing pole. When someone sees your ad and clicks, it’s time to reel them in with a landing page. One of the fastest ways to get someone to go from just …

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23-Point Website Checklist – Infographic

Part of our normal web maintenance is to review our client’s websites for the adherence to some basic design and functionality principles: Accessibility 1. Your website’s page load time is reasonable – you will  need to empty your cache and reload your site to see how long it takes to load 2. Adequate text-to-background …

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Create a Memorable Brand Identity

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5 Reasons a Blog Works for Business

A blog on your website has many benefits for your organization. Check out these reasons why your blog can work for you with a little bit of creativity and some basic knowledge about search engine optimization (SEO). 1. Position your company Blogging is one of the best ways for you to promote your business, your …

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3 Tips for Better Social Media Management

We all have the opportunity to use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. If you do it right, you can get some amazing results. Create a Social Media Calendar Put all of the events that matter to your organization on a calendar. Plan additional promotions with intention create some buzz. Plan Your …

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5 Tips to Get More From Google AdWords

Advertising with Google AdWords is your organization’s best opportunity to get to Google’s top spot on page one and drive traffic and sales to your website. Use them to deliver your customized message and spread awareness of your programs and services. When someone searches Google with a keyword, your ad pops up and they click …

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